What Australian City Should You Actually Live In?

Everyone was born somewhere: doesn't mean you have to stay.

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What Australian City Should You Actually Live In?

You got: Sydney

You’re smart, stylish and the life and soul of the party. You’ll happily live in a shoebox paying the most exorbitant rent on the planet if it means you’re at the centre of the action, hitting up Frankie’s and Ivy, chilling at Bondi and Manly, enjoying everything The Emerald City offers.

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You got: Melbourne

Hey there Culture Vulture! So the "beautiful people" flock to Sydney? Whatevs. You’re in on a secret: Melbourne is, was and always will be Australia’s most civilised, stylish, cultural city. So Sydney has small bars? Big deal: you’re on to the next thing already. PS: winter coats rock.

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You got: Brisbane

Open-minded, internationally focused and pulsing with energy, you just have to live in The Hottest City on Earth according to Lonely Planet. Bigger than every UK city outside London and every US city outside NYC, LA and Chicago, BrisVegas is rocking. Sydney and Melbs? So 20th Century!

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You got: Perth

West Coast is where it’s at! The eastern states can keep their sunrises, you’ll happily take sundowners watching that great big ball of fire drop into the Indian Ocean. Perth is rich, carefree and closer to Europe than the rest of Oz. Not exactly a backwater. You’ve arrived.

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You got: Adelaide

Welcome to Nirvana clever cloggs. It’s no accident that Adelaide is consistently voted Australia’s most liveable city. You're swapping the frustrating commuter hell of your current locale for a far more relaxing, culture and welcoming city, boasting Australia’s most vibrant food and drink scene.

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You got: Gold Coast

Happy and proud with the volume up loud, you like to party all the time, so do yourself a favour and relocate to Surfers Paradise right now. You’ll find the most dazzling sand and pumping surf in the nation, and the most beautiful people: you’ll fit right in!

Gold Coast
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You got: Hobart

You’re dark, moody and mysterious, with an intriguing back-story. Some say you’re too cold, but you’re warm and wonderful really, so you’ll fit right in with Tassie’s big sky and open culture. Hobart is heavenly, boasting the best museum and cleanest air in the nation. Pack your woolies!

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You got: Darwin

You like living on the edge, pushing yourself to the max, and life doesn’t come more intense than at the top of the Top End. You’ll spend half the year battling extreme heat and humidity and the rest battling heat and humidity. Nothing a fishing trip and a coldie on a croc-infested river can’t sort.

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You got: Canberra

Are you sure? Canberra?! You're either a politics junkie, a museum junkie, bored or confused. Which means you'll find your natural home in our nation's sleepy capital, home to the Federal Government and Australia's biggest underground rave scene. Well, one of the two.

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